When the decision has been made that surgery is needed, UP Health System - Marquette's Surgical Services offers the greatest variety of surgical procedures in the Upper Peninsula.
Each of the ten operating room suites provides state of the art technology for a wide array of surgical procedures.
Over 40 board certified surgeons are on staff with specialties including vascular, neurosurgery, OB/GYN, orthopedics, spinal, urology (including lithotripsy), eye, ear, nose and throat, plastic general, and open heart surgery.
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Having Surgery - things you need to know
Bring an escort. A responsible adult must be available to drive you home. Your family and friends will be asked to wait in a designated waiting lounge while you are in the operating and recovery rooms. To provide privacy for all patients after surgery, only two people may stay with you in the outpatient post-operative department. Your visitor may remain with you until you are discharged.
Make arrangements to have a responsible adult with you for the first 24 hours after outpatient surgery.
Bring medication. If you are taking any medication daily, please bring a complete list to the hospital.
Wear comfortable clothes. Wear clothes that are comfortable and loose fitting. Children may bring a favorite toy or blanket.
|•||Please do in advance of scheduled surgery if needed.|
|•||Separate forms are required for admission to the hospital, your surgery and anesthesia.|
|•||The consent forms are to be signed by patients 18 or older, otherwise by a parent or guardian.|
|•||If a guardian is signing, a copy of the legal guardianship papers must be brought to the hospital.|
|•||Your physician may order lab work, EKG or X-rays to be done in preparation for your surgery.|
|•||These tests maybe done at the Peninsula Medical Center, Marquette General Hospital or your community hospital or doctor's office.|
|•||Please have the testing done at least three (3) days prior to surgery.|
|•||If you have your pre-op tests done at your community hospital, instruct them to send copies to the Advanced Registration and Education Department at Marquette General Health System.|
|•||If your surgery requires a bowel prep or a cleaning scrub or shower, these instructions will be given by your physician's office.|
|•||You must call the Advance Registration and Education (ARE) Department at 225-3290 or 1-800-562-9753 ext. 3290, after 3 p.m. the day before your surgery is scheduled. Call Friday afternoon if your surgery is scheduled for Monday.|
|•||If staying in Marquette, please call ARE and give a number where you can be reached the night before surgery in case of a change in the Operating Room schedule.|
|•||Wheelchairs are available at all entrances to the hospital.|
|•||If crutches are required after surgery, it is your responsibility to bring them with you. The hospital does not supply crutches.|
|•||You will need a responsible adult to escort you from the Outpatient Surgery Unit and drive you home.|
|•||You will also need assistance at home for the first 24 hours after your discharge from the Outpatient Surgery Unit.|
Surgical Services Tour
On the tour you will meet some of the people that will take care of you and see some of the areas that you will visit.
Begin the Surgical Services Tour
Over 9,000 surgical procedures are performed each year. Due to newer techniques available such as laser and endoscopic surgery, many procedures can be done on an outpatient basis. A convenient place for Pre-Admission Testing is the UP Health System - Marquette Lat/Testing Center at the Peninsula Medical Center, 1414 W. Fair Ave., Suite 136. This allows the patient to go home on the same day. Approximately half of the surgeries performed at UP Health System - Marquette are done on an outpatient basis.
Every department at UP Health System - Marquette is continuously improving services with patients' needs in mind. UP Health System - Marquette Surgical Services strives to bring to the Upper Peninsula the latest technology and highly trained staff to make the surgical experience the best available for the patient.
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